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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Christopher Lee Bloodsucker 'Taste the Blood of Dracula'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2012 at 12:06PM

Christopher Lee Halloween! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the R-rated "Taste the Blood of Dracula"...
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Christopher Lee in "Taste the Blood of Dracula"
Christopher Lee in "Taste the Blood of Dracula"

Christopher Lee Halloween! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the R-rated "Taste the Blood of Dracula," which may be "the last creditable 'Dracula' sequel."

Probably the last creditable Dracula sequel and one of the better Hammer productions of the period, despite the fact that the vampire Count himself was a late addition to the mix. Ralph Bates as the fiendish Lord Courtley was intended to take over the reins from Christopher Lee as the continuing menace but the US distributor insisted on Lee returning to star.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.